Here in this concert, he was doing exactly that, performing perhaps the most glorious of all Rachmaninov
compositions, the Second Piano Concerto, with powerful ease.
Muscat: The Moscow Rachmaninov
Trio took the audience on a musical journey during their performance on Wednesday night.
The early years of Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninov
(1873-1943) were not unlike those of Tchaikovsky: born to the landed gentry through his mother's side, within the first ten years of her marriage the five estates of her dowry had been lost by her husband through bad business decisions and a somewhat profligate life.
Y esta musica del ruso Rachmaninov
es asi: exige mucho porque da mucho.
The first movement made the most of those expansive, often bittersweet, melodies so beloved of Rachmaninov
There is no tedious cross-over classical here, just Rhodes playing fast, virtuoso pieces by Beethoven and Chopin with some more intense Debussy, Brahms and Rachmaninov
Tugrul Adiloglu, a 12th grade student from Ankara's Hacettepe State Conservatory, participated in an international piano contest named after the legendary Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov
, held in the German city of Frankfurt between April 6-11.
A powerhouse of Canadian vocal artist is competing in the 2010 Junos, best Vocal or Choral performance category: soprano Adrianne Pieczonka for Adrianne Pieczonka Sings Puccini (Orfeo label); baritone Gerald Finley for Songs by Ravel (Hyperion); soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian for Gomidas Songs (Nonesuch); soprano Karina Gauvin for Porpora Arias (ATMA) and soprano Marianne Fiset for Melodiya: Glinka, Musssorgsky, Rachmaninov
, Tchaikovsky (Analekta).
A plug here for the unbeatable acoustic of Symphony Hall, so superior to the muddy, muffled tones of the Royal Albert Hall which almost spoiled a Rachmaninov
piano concerto for me less than three weeks ago.
Wilson, who used his whole body to elicit maximal sound from his instrument, delivered Rachmaninov
's often complex, sometimes thickly scored solo lines with the kind of lucidity that one expects with Mozart, but doesn't always get with Rachmaninov
Three great pianists have made their mark on the piece: the composer himself, William Kapell, and the man who Rachmaninov
stated "swallowed it whole," Vladimir Horowitz.
Even today when his name is one of the cornerstones of classical music, Sergei Rachmaninov
gets slammed by his detractors for being too old-fashioned, too romantic, too overtly bombastic.
complete Mozart Piano Concertos of Murray Perahia, "The Best Set of Rachmaninov
Piano Concertos ever recorded" on Hyperion, The Complete Recordings (1902-20) of Enrico Caruso on 12 discs at budget price.
A sparse audience in the BMI's comfortable, acoustically communicative John Lee Theatre heard impassioned accounts of sonatas by John Ireland and Sergei Rachmaninov
from cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber and pianist Rebeca Omordia, the performers projecting from a big heart as though to an audience of hundreds.
by Times News Service The cellist and the pianist of the Moscow Rachmaninov
Trio, along with Russian clarinettist, Sergey Petrov will perform at the concert.